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Lucille E. Lasell

Lucille E. Lasell, 96, lifelong resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of James L. and Mollie C. (Weinland) Morgan.

Robin Roy Raynor

Robin Roy Raynor passed away at his home in Ocean Shores, Wash., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 67. Robin was born in Tacoma, Wash., on Aug. 23, 1946, to Reuben and Irma Raynor. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from high school in the Dalles, Ore.

William Dean Hooper

Bill Hooper was born in Grays Harbor on Sept. 12, 1950, to Dean and Leana Hooper. He passed away on July 13, 2014. Bill graduated from Montesano High School in 1969, then joined the Army Special Forces, and later went on to work for Weyerhaeuser until they closed. When he passed he was a driver for Horizon Medical Transport.

Anna McKay Graves

Anna McKay Graves, a lifelong resident of Malone, Wash., passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014. Anna was born March 5, 1912. She graduated valedictorian from Elma High School in 1930 and went on to attend the Metropolitan School of Business in Seattle. She worked for Mumby Lumber for several years. Anna married Perry Graves in February of 1938 and raised five children on their family farm in Malone. She was preceded in death by her husband Perry, daughter Joyce Blanck, grandchildren Danielle Foster, Deborah Blanck, Travis Ochsner and Chayson Colley-Jones. Anna is survived by her children Marie Jones of Elma, Martha O’Grady of Normandy Park, Philip (Nancy) Graves of Malone and Elaine (Mickey) Denny of Sequim, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Anna was a lifelong member of Olympic Christian Center in McCleary and enjoyed gardening, playing piano, sewing, reading and playing games. She kept up her sense of humor until the very end. A memorial service in Anna’s honor will be held at the Olympic Christian Center in McCleary at 11 o’clock in the morning on July 23, 2014 with a graveside service at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma with a luncheon to follow.

Richard Allen Jacobs

Lifelong Harbor resident, Richard “Dick” Allen Jacobs, age 70, went to be with the angels, his late wife Nancy and beloved lab, Molly. He lost his courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home in front of a cozy fire, surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014.

Alberta Patricia (Patty) Friberg

Patty Friberg, age 82, passed on to be with her precious Savior on July 15, 2014, in Hoquiam. She began her life journey Sept. 11, 1931, in Hoquiam. She moved to Lacey, Wash. in 1987 where she resided for 25 years. She was very active within her church family as well as community charities. She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Rouse, Donna Jeanne Williams, Kathy Payton and her son, David Friberg. The Lord also blessed her with 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Phillip Merino

All gave some. Some gave all. Phillip Merino, a Korean War veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, passed on July 10, 2014. He was born October 3, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of Westport, Wash. Phil played sports all through school. He graduated from Ocosta High School in 1971, the same year his high school basketball team took the state championships – the first and last time ever such a victory occurred in the history of OHS.

Leonard Ted Travess

Leonard Ted Travess of Aberdeen passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital after a courageous fight with leukemia with his wife at his side. He was 55.

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James Emmett Cunningham, Sr.

James Emmett “Jim” Cunningham Sr. lived a full life as husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jim was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen, Nov. 28, 1933, to Hazel (Thayer) and Emmett Cunningham. He graduated from Weatherwax High School and briefly attended WSU.

Mary Kathrine Higgins

Mary Kathrine Higgins, a lifelong resident of Grays Harbor, joined her beloved husband, Frank, in heaven on Sunday, June 29, 2014, after a yearlong battle with kidney cancer. Mary was born June 3, 1955, to William (Billy) Grant Watters and June F. (Fishel) Watters at the old St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen. She was raised on the Fishel family homestead in Neilton. When she wasn’t at school, she was found at the top of young cedars that grew along the Quinault ridge behind her home. Such a wild “backyard” provided ample entertainment for a girl so full of imagination and creativity that sustained her throughout her life.

Bernita Louise Freeman

Bernita Louise Freeman, 59, longtime Aberdeen resident and former Certified Nurse’s Aide, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Gaither E. Baker

Gaither E. Baker passed away July 1, 2014, at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital in Port Townsend, Wash., of age-related causes. He was born in Coupeville, Wash., on Oct. 7, 1920, to Gaither E. Baker Sr. and June W. (Pedersen) Baker.

Larry Leroy Berg

Larry Leroy Berg bravely fought a battle for life. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family who loved him deeply, on June 26, 2014.